Joseph Leo Sullivan

Joseph Leo Sullivan

December 13, 1977 – October 22, 2021

Joseph Leo Sullivan passed away on October 22, 2021. He is survived by his wife Kearah Sullivan, children Dolly Ann Sullivan of Modesto and Kayden Sullivan of Modesto, parents Pamela Sullivan and Gary Sullivan, and Step-Parents Keith Schantz and Helen Sullivan. Surviving siblings Veda Malone of Ceres, Ashley Mahling of Vallejo, Daniel Jones of Ceres, Fred Schmitz of Ceres, Robert Eric Lee of Modesto, Ryan Schantz of Modesto, Keith Schantz of Grimes, Gary Lee Sullivan of Dallas OR, John Wayne Sullivan of Dallas OR, Franky Sullivan of Dallas OR and Terry Yarbrough of Modesto.

He is preceded in death by his son Joseph William Sullivan, and sisters Taphany Schantz and Cheree Nicole Schantz.

Joe was the rock that held his family together. His infectious smile and laugh would light up every room. He wore his heart on his sleeve and loved everyone unconditionally. His family meant everything to him and will be deeply missed by all.

A funeral service will be held at 10am on Saturday, October 30th at Allen Mortuary, 247 N. Broadway in Turlock. Burial will follow at Ceres Cemetery.

Family and friends may view the service online by following the link: and entering the pin: 761-479


  • Krysta October 26, 2021 8:20 pm

    I love you so much Uncle Joe. You really were the glue that held this family together. Always there for us when we needed you with no questions asked. I miss you so much. And I hope you are living your best life up in the sky with Bubba! May you forever Rest In Peace. Until we meet again, I love you. ❤️

  • makayla ann October 26, 2021 9:23 pm

    you will forever be missed I will always cherish the moments and the memories we had fly high uncle Joe🤍

  • Sabrina October 26, 2021 10:31 pm

    U are an amazing person joe and I’m glad you were part of my family all these years. Love and miss you everyday.. til we meet again brother. You will always have a place in my heart 💙

  • Savannah jones October 27, 2021 7:45 pm

    Words can’t express how much we all miss you. It’s hard to believe this is real. I really hope your having fun up there with bubba ❤️ I love you uncle joe , forever !

  • Oceanna October 28, 2021 12:09 am

    Uncle joe;
    No words will ever be able to express the pain this has endured on our entire family, nor will we ever understand why you? You were such a strong, caring, sweet, funny individual. You could light up any room you walked in. You cared about everyone, so much. And that’s one thing I’ll never forget. You impacted so many people around you, and you will never be forgotten. We will forever miss and love you uncle joe. Until we meet again, rest easy🤍🕊

  • kayden sullivan October 28, 2021 1:50 am

    He was one of the most important person in my life. My dad was the best and only dad in the whole wide world. I love you dad so much always and forever I will never forget you you will be in my heart forever I love you so so much I do not want to think this is real. I love you so much

    • Krysta October 28, 2021 3:39 pm

      Kayden. I love you so much and I’m so sorry this happened. I’m always here for you buddy. Your dad loved you so very much. And never forget he’s watching over you and Dolly and your mama! I love you all.

  • Krysta October 28, 2021 2:57 am

    I’m having such a hard time grasping all of this. I can’t believe this is happening. What are we going to do without you uncle joe? Everything is going to be so different. I would never in a million years thought we have to lose you so soon. I don’t understand why this is happening, and they say there’s always a purpose but I don’t see the purpose in this! I miss you so much. What I would do for just one last big hug from you. Until we meet again.

  • Daniel Jones October 28, 2021 2:01 pm

    From the depths of my heart, come the words of a brother,
    where our souls and our minds, are like that of no other.
    The spirit of competition, will always be there,
    in the look of our eyes, and the glance of our stare.
    Protecting each other, is always a must,
    good times or bad times, never losing that trust.
    Like a vision of Indians, riding across desert sand,
    or the heart of a Raider, when he conquers new land.
    We never lacked courage, or showed too much pride,
    with no thoughts of guilt, or feelings put to the side.
    It’s important to strive forward, and not live through regret,
    but to savor the memories, and to never forget.
    To be such close companions, always made me so proud,
    never scared to express feelings, our emotions speak loud.
    Whether it’s heaven or on earth, our souls are always together,
    we share that sacred bond, knowing that brothers last forever

  • Veda October 28, 2021 11:08 pm

    My Baby Brother life will never be the same with out you. I love you to the moon and back forever always. Your smile would light up a room your laughter would melt my heart. The memories I will hold in my heart forever, I’ll see you again someday my bubba until then know there will not be a day go by that u won’t cross my mind not a hour go by that I won’t think of u, a Minute go by that I wish u were here or a second go by that I don’t reach to u in the sky arms wide open.

  • kayden sullivan November 19, 2021 5:50 pm

    It is so hard without you here and I have a picture of me and you next to my bed and i cry every night. When you used to get home you used to say hi buddy you do not know how hard it is to not here that anymore. I love you so so much dad and me and mom and dolly will always love you. You will never be forgotten ❤

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